1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, extra for
salt and pepper
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 clove garlic, chopped
1/4 cup parmesan cheese, shaved
Preheat oven to 425 degrees
Place asparagus on a sheet pan and drizzle with
Season with salt and black pepper.
Place in the oven and cook
until al dente (about 4 minutes, depending on asparagus' thickness).
Remove from the oven and cool.
In a small bowl,
whisk together balsamic vinegar, garlic and olive oil.
Season with salt
and black pepper.
If taking on a picnic, keep the dressing and
asparagus separate until serving.
Just before serving, shake the
dressing to mix and pour it over the asparagus.
Top with shaved